Google’s Android tablet has gained the attention of users in a short period of time. Although the company is not a market leader of tablets, it is still striving to be the one.
What Is Android Tablet?
A mobile computer is simply known as a Tablet. However, a tablet is somewhat larger in size than an ordinary mobile phone. Android tablets are operated through flat touch screens. Often the keyboards are virtual or with a pen, rather than a physical keyboard.
Companies Manufacturing Android Tablets:
There are many companies who are manufacturing Google Android-powered devices. Some of the giant manufacturers are:
Market Share of Android Tablet:
Google’s tablet has successfully captured 22 % of global shipment share during December 2010. The share has increased dramatically from 2.3 % in the previous quarter. On the other hand, its biggest competitor iPad’s share has plunged to 75 % which was earlier 95 % in the preceding quarter.
Why Choose Android Tablet Over An iPad?
In spite of the fact that the market share of Google is less than that of Apple, Android tablets are becoming the first choice of users. The following reasons support the selection of Google tablet over an iPad:
· Choice of Size:
An iPad has a standard size of a 10×8 picture frame. The dimensions for this tablet are 9.56 x 7.47 x .5 inches. When you go to buy an iPad, you have no other option than this size.
This is not the case with the tablet of Android. Here, you have a lot of choices. Since different companies are involved in the manufacturing of Google’s tablet, the sizes also vary. The sizes include 5 inches in Dell and Acer, 7 inches in Dell, Samsung and Acer, 9 inches in LG and Panidigital and 10 inches size in Motorola, Xoom and Acer.
Apple’s tablet lacks the feature of true multitasking due to its battery. Moreover, performance can also get affected in these tablets due to multitasking.
In Android tablet, a dual core processor is present. This processor enables the tablet to handle true functions of multitasking. So, a user can easily perform multiple tasks at a time.
· Availability of Camera:
The biggest mistake Apple made in its tablet was the absence of a camera. Many people look for this feature when buying tablets for video conferences.
Contrary to that, Android offers two cameras in its tablet. The cameras have outward and inward facing options for video chatting.
· Sync Is Not Necessary:
In transferring data from an iPhone, iPod or even from an iPad, sync of device with iTune is required.
Luckily, the Android tablet allows its users to buy and send applications to their devices without syncing. This is magnificent.
· Replaceable Batteries:
The disadvantage of owning an iPad is when the battery of the set is gone, the tablet is gone. You have to buy a new device as the previous battery cannot be replaced.
On the other hand, Android users find it easy to replace the battery of their tablets whenever the battery goes.
So far, Apple’s iPad has captured a larger chunk of the market. However, studies have predicted that soon Android tablets are going to capture this share. The reason is that Google’s tablet is continuously coming up with unique features that are not present in the previous tablets.